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April is Autism Awareness Month and in this Director’s message, Dr. Gordon discusses the past, present, and future of autism research...Learn More
In this Director’s Message, Dr. Gordon discusses research-based advances in the understanding and treatment of depression...Learn More
In this Director’s message, Dr. Gordon digs into the historical roots of the hippocampus and the role it plays in human memory – an example of how scientists build upon past research discoveries and, in turn, advance the science that could benefit future generations...Learn More

SAMHSA News Release

By Luis Vasquez, LICSW, Acting Director, SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention During Alcohol Awareness Month each April, the nation takes note of the progress in reducing rates of underage drinking and celebrate the efforts of communities across the country who are working together to prevent underage alcohol use...Learn More
By: Roslyn Holliday-Moore, Public Health Analyst, SAMHSA Office of Behavioral Health Equity and Victoria Chau, Public Health Analyst, SAMHSA Office of Behavioral Health Equity..Learn More
By: Elinore F. McCance-Katz, MD, PhD, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use I write this today not to provide a listing of programs that my agency has funded nor an update on how we are doing in addressing the opioid crisis. I write this as a physician seeking the help of my fellow physicians and healthcare colleagues around the country...Learn More
By: Anita Everett, M.D., DFAPA, Director, SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services Bipolar Disorder is a condition that includes episodes of disabling depression and periods of uncontrollable energy.  It is common for all of us to have some changes in mood; Bipolar Disorder however is a brain disorder that includes extreme depression and periods of mania. Symptoms of the disease can vary, but it is important to know that this disorder can be treated with mood stabilizing medication as a foundation. Psychotherapy is often an important component of full recovery and ability to manage the illness over time.  ..Learn More
By: Anita Everett, M.D., DFAPA, Director, SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services..Learn More

NIMH Director's Blog

April is Autism Awareness Month and in this Director’s message, Dr. Gordon discusses the past, present, and future of autism research...Learn More
In this Director’s Message, Dr. Gordon discusses research-based advances in the understanding and treatment of depression...Learn More
In this Director’s message, Dr. Gordon digs into the historical roots of the hippocampus and the role it plays in human memory – an example of how scientists build upon past research discoveries and, in turn, advance the science that could benefit future generations...Learn More